If I Had My Own Business

arch_sol.jpgThis is what my business card would look like.

I created this logo design at logoyes.com. They provide the means to create your own business cards using various logos and fonts. After creating it, you can view it with the option to buy. No need to pay high priced graphic artists for something that you can do yourself and make it look professional!

A logo is a group of letters, symbols, abbreviations, figures, etc., that are fused together to make a typographic composition easier. It is your company name which can be used on all kind of printed or visual material. A good logo design will reflect the company corporate identity and will be an extremely important factor in the company’s success. An appropriate logo design will help your business to be recognizable and remembered by its clients. The logo will appear on the company stationery, such as letters, newsletters, envelopes, invoices, business cards, ads, etc.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when designing your logo. Will this logo continue to be legible after being scaled down? Will it work in black and white to be used, for instance, on fax paper? What if it is transferred to a shop window? Can it be embroidered on uniforms? Before starting with the developing process of a sign, it is essential to know the elements of communication and the reproduction systems it will have to deal with. After that, you can begin your design with the satisfaction of knowing that you did it yourself.

Save The Planet, Save Your Cash

I’ve noticed myself blogging more and more lately about “green” products. The technology is available to create things that are better for our planet, and I feel that it should be utilized to its full potential. One thing that I keep trying to push for is that everyone should be using compact fluorescent light bulbs in every room of their house. Each individual bulb may be more expensive than an incandescent bulb, but the current average lifespan of them is 7 years! That, together with the fact that over that 7 year period, each bulb can save you $35 over your current electric bill should be enough to get most people to switch. Unfortunately, it isn’t. I see very few people using CF bulbs in their homes.

I’ve been looking over several environmental products at greenandmore.com. This company is about as green as it gets. Their offices and sites even follow green practices. They use 100% recycled cardboard and don’t use any plastic-y items. They practice what they preach.

I have been enjoying their blog (greenmusings) quite a bit today. They have some informative posts, and some neat information about going green, and what it’s like to get there.

One more thing, if you order anything from them, there is a 10% off coupon below. Just be sure and use the code when you order something. And remember, it’s not just your planet…it’s mine too.

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Blogging’s Most Wanted

Do you remember all of the hype about the million dollar home page? The web page with exactly one million pixels, and each pixel would cost you one dollar if you wanted to put an image in it. Well, Alex Tew sold that entire page in record time and landed himself a nice $1,000,000. That’s right, there are six zeros there.

Bloggings Most Wanted

Now enter Ryan Shamus of Bloggings Most Wanted. Ryan has an idea that is based on theBloggings Most Wanted Screen Cap original Million Dollar Homepage, but this time the page is geared more toward the blogging community. His pixel blocks are larger as well. (40px * 40px). And for the larger pixel blocks, his price is a tiny bit more expensive. There are only 625 blocks available. A quick sellout is expected.

For $15 you can buy a block on Bloggings Most Wanted web page and become a part of blogging history. There is a strong feeling that this is going to go viral which means that it could sell out in a matter of hours after it does. The viral effect means more clicks on the image you put up, and more traffic for your blog.

One more thing, when you buy a block for $15 if you put a link on your blog (in the sidebar, in a post…etc) Ryan will paypal you $5 back. So the link only cost you $10. AFter all the blocks are sold, Ryan will also have a cash drawing of everyone who participated and bought a block. The prizes are:

1st Place – $1000.00 Dollars CASH

2nd Place – $500.00 Dollars CASH

So your $15 (or $10) investment gives you a 1 in 312.5 chance of winning at least $500. That’s not a bad return! Head on over to Bloggings Most Wanted and get yourself a spot before they are all gone.